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Why are fillings necessary?

Bacteria that cause plaque and tartar build up live on your teeth. Every time you eat you are feeding the bacteria as well as yourself. Once the bacteria has been fed, they produce a very strong acid that eats away at the enamel on your teeth.

If you don’t remove this layer of plaque by brushing and flossing, the bacteria will keep destroying your tooth structure until you get a hole in your tooth. These holes are known by many names, such as tooth decay, cavities, and dental caries and can be deep enough to expose the root of your tooth and cause further damage.

How do you stop tooth decay?

At Bower Dental Centre, your dentist can help you stop the decay of enamel and allow you to keep you to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. We will professionally remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill is with a tooth coloured amalgam dental filling. This method allows you to keep the appearance of a healthy smile while preventing more decay from occurring.

Once we have restored your teeth with tooth-coloured materials, these restorations will serve you well for several years. The material used contains small “filler” particles of glass like material for strength and wear resistance. They contain the finest and most up-to-date materials available today.

If you have questions about receiving dental fillings near you, please feel free to contact us. 
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